9 Insights to help you understand your latest Lockdown (Sydney Edition - July 2021).
You have been lied to. Its time you were told the truth.
I’m writing this piece from Sydney on Sunday 18th July 21. We have about 2 more weeks to go with this latest NSW lockdown, but who knows, its winter, people get runny noses and rush off to get tested, so they will probably extend it again.
I am writing this specifically for anyone who currently lives in Sydney, and more broadly Australia, and thinks that lockdowns work and that their government is doing the right thing.
If you don’t live in Australia, keep reading, this applies to you too.
There are plenty of people that believe in what the government is doing, many of them have blind faith in their leaders, I probably cannot help them, but I think there are plenty of people who have a gut feel that something is wrong but don’t know how to figure it out. Hopefully, this helps.
1. Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) = 0.15%
The foundational idea behind lockdowns is false.
The idea that this virus is so deadly as to warrant totalitarian government intervention is fundamentally false. So that really is the starting point.
We knew back in February 2020 that it wasn’t very deadly. Everyone knew. How did we know? Because of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined of Japan and had the virus rip through it. Google it. You could not have wished for a better control group.
Bottom line, there were 3,711 on board and only 712 got infected. 81% did NOT get infected! That should tell you something about how infectious this thing is.
Half of those that tested positive had no symptoms. Which in English means that they got the deadly virus and were HEALTHY (that is what having no symptoms means). So again, not very deadly. Over time and with more testing and data we now know that 80-90% of all that “test positive” have NO symptoms…they are perfectly HEALTHY.
At the time I believe 7 very old and frail people died, mainly in their 70s and 80s and many with co-morbidities (which simply means they had severe other illnesses already…that is what happens when you are old and frail).
This paper was an early analysis of all the data, and it was clear then that it only was a statistical risk to the very old and very frail. That was known back in Feb 2020. Today the average age of death in Australia is 85 and the average age of death around the world is at or above life expectancy. Nothing has changed.
The early robust analysis of the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) was 0.23%, and that was for the “deadly” early strain. Today the IFR has dropped to 0.15%. The main reason is that that the virus “variants” are less dangerous, contrary to the lies your government is telling you and we are treating it better, not as well as we could or should e.g., Ivermectin etc., but better never the less.
Stop and think about these two numbers for a moment, 0.23% has dropped to 0.15%, that is a 35% reduction in fatality of a virus that was already not very fatal to society at large.
If you are wondering what the IFR of the Flu is, the answer is 0.1%. It bounces around that level, up and down depending on whether we have a bad flu season or not. It is not uncommon to have a Flu season with an IFR of 0.2%.
So, when someone tells you that it’s about as deadly as the Flu, they are right.
I’ve written about the IFR in more detail here:
So, in summary it’s not very deadly, most people that get it don’t know they have it, and most people that get symptoms recover just fine.
So, do you still think that your and your family’s life should be shut down to “Stop the Spread”?
If you accept this point, you arrive at a crossroads. Do I keep believing the government or not?
Before you answer that, I want to frame it a bit differently. This is not just a government enterprise. There are institutions that have come together, they are the Medical Complex, the Government, and the Media (Big Legacy and Big Social). I call this group the MGM Triad. The Medical-Government-Media Triad. This Triad is lying to you.
The MGM Triad in Australia is wonderfully aided and abetted by a battalion of Useful Idiots. A recent article by Adam Schwab highlights some of them. The article has its problems, but at least Adam is a rare Australian businessman prepared to come out publicly against some aspects of the madness. Kudos to him.
While Swan, Bowtell, MacIntyre and Toole are all absolutely entitled to their views, the mainstream media’s lazy reliance on a small number of experts (some of whom have little or no medical background) in their “general news” sections has been a critical factor in Australia continuing to maintain one of world’s strictest COVID-zero policies.
So, back to the crossroads, the fork in the road, knowing what you now know about the IFR, and knowing that the MGM Triad has known about this from the beginning, do you continue to believe the MGM Triad or not?
I for one do not believe a single word that comes out of their mouth anymore. They have lied to me, my family, and friends from the beginning. Knowing what I know, if I continued to believe them that would make me a fool, a Muppet, and I don’t like being a Muppet.
2. What’s an NPI?
NPI stands for Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention. It a big technical word that simply means doing things to stop the virus that doesn’t involve drugs. Such as travel restrictions, contact tracing, masks, social distancing and so on.
The bazooka in the NPI toolkit is Lockdowns, or the shutting down of most activity in the city. Said another way, the shutting down of life, freezing it, or putting life on pause. Take your pick on how you want to think about it, but just know that it has never been done before and it is the most destructive thing ever done to free, democratic citizens by their government.
If somehow you have been brought to accept that it’s a good thing, or probably a good thing, or necessary, or any other form of rationalization, then you have simply been brainwashed by the very effective MGM Triad propaganda. Don’t feel too bad, people with many letters behind their name have fallen for the same propaganda, you are not alone.
Instead of referring to NPIs I will instead just refer to Lockdowns, but in so doing I mean all the different NPIs that the MGM Triad is selling and enforcing.
Which now brings us to the question:
“Do Lockdowns work?”.
This question will probably be a separate article in its own right. But for now, let’s just answer the question simply. No. No they don’t.
They worked in computer models and simulations that were used early to terrify the decision makers, but here we are in July 21 blessed with mountains of real-world data. So, the answer is, once again, NO.
Would you like some proof? Let’s look at Victoria.
The reality of Lockdowns is that once you look at the data sets, and look at the studies of the studies, you will find that there is NO CORRELATION between Lockdowns and virus outcomes. It’s hard to believe, and it’s a bit counter intuitive, but that’s just the way it is.
When the virus is triggered and starts doing the round, it rises and falls whether you are locking down or not. Look at Victoria’s second lockdown on 30 June. A few cases were found, so they shut the state down. What happened to daily new cases? They kept rising and rising exponentially. Why would that happen if Lockdowns worked? Simple answer is: They don’t.
Now think about June for a moment when cases started to rise. What’s special about June? The START OF WINTER!
Now look at October, where cases vanished, and most restrictions were lifted, and the virus was “officially eliminated” in November. What’s special about October and November. ITS SPRING heading into SUMMER. The weather is warming up.
Why would the Government claim credit for something that nature did? Because they are LYING.
Do you think the Medical Establishment knows about the Winter/Summer seasonality of Corona Viruses? Yes, I think they do. So why are the MGM Triad claiming credit. BECAYUSE THEY ARE LYING.
The starting point of waking up is to come to terms with this point. Are the MGM Triad lying to me or not? If you think NOT, or MOSTLY NOT, then you are still asleep. If you think YES or MOSTLY YES, then you are awake or awakening. Your mind is in good shape.
Let’s have a quick look at Australia.
It’s mainly the Victorian numbers with bits and pieces elsewhere.
If you look at the first Lockdown in March 20, right at the top, you could be forgiven for thinking they work, but as we know, they are not correlated. It is simply pot luck on the timing.
The most you could say about Lockdowns is that they bump the virus a bit, the way a speed bump might slow you down for a moment. It doesn’t stop the car; it barely slows it down.
There are by now many dozens of studies that arrive at the same conclusion. They make either no difference, or no material difference (think speed bump) and the catastrophic costs outweigh any real or theoretical benefit.
That is just the way it is, like it or lump it.
5. Other Countries
Let’s have a look at some other countries and comparisons.
Germany vs Sweden
“For essentially all of 2021, Germany has reported more daily new deaths than Sweden, despite extraordinarily high mask compliance, a medical grade mask mandate plus N95 mandates & testing requirements to enter shops in some states” @ianmSC
Arizona, California, and Nevada
“We’re up to seventeen months of Arizona, California and Nevada following nearly identical case curves despite vastly different policies & timing They “re-opened” at wildly different intervals, still followed the same curve and yet experts relentlessly pretend any of it matters” @ianmSC
California vs Texas
“Well, we're approaching a year of California & Texas having nearly identical numbers despite California's lockdowns & masks and Texas's "reckless" re-opening If it looks to you like none of these interventions matter at all, it's because none of these interventions matter at all” @ianmSC
And lastly, Sweden vs UK
“The UK announced they’re going to be lifting mask mandates in a few weeks, leading to panicked criticism from the lockdown religion. The power of propaganda is amazing…it’s completely convinced people that it’s dangerous to lift a policy that’s failed in every conceivable way.” @isnmSC
I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Lockdowns don’t work, and your government as part of an MGM Triad, is lying to you.
The fact that you don’t know this is a failure of Journalism and Media. That is one of the checks and balances in the system that was meant to protect us. They didn’t. They failed us.
The MGM Triad has destroyed your neighbour’s business, they have bankrupted your work colleague’s uncle, they have pushed your friends, friend’s daughter to suicide. You might be getting by but the society around you is being destroyed.
6. Lockdown Origins
At this point, you might be wondering what the hell is going on?
The virus is not that deadly to society and the measures being imposed don’t work anyway. Why the hell am I locked down in my house? Why the f%$# are my kids not at school?
If you are angry, that’s a good thing, because it means you are waking up.
The story of how we got here is both simple and complicated. The simple version is that large, powerful, centralized forces have gathered to exaggerate a problem and then sell a solution. There are many beneficiaries. From the obvious financial and the less obvious strategic. I’m not going to labour the point here, I might in future articles.
There are several key ingredients to this dish. They are:
1. The Virus
2. The Lockdowns
3. The Vaccine
On the matter of Lockdowns alone, if you want to educate yourself on who the “inventor” of Lockdowns is, this submission to the FBI (and its 255 references) is as good as it gets:
Lockdowns Originated on the Order of Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and Were Propagated into Global Policy by the World Health Organization with little Analysis or Logic.
And again, Does the MGM Triad in Australia know all this? Yes.
Does that mean the MGM Triad is lying to me? Yes.
Why are they lying to me? For now, that doesn’t matter.
Different people are motivated by different things including money, reputation, power, or all of the above. What an individual’s motivation is ultimately might be unknown, but what I want to say to you is, that for now, it doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you are awake enough to call bullshit on all of this. Whether you are confident in calling your government LIARS.
That’s the start.
7. Protecting the very old and vulnerable
As I have been meandering and making my case, there’s a part of your brain thinking, “OK mate, let’s just say that this is all true, are you saying we should just let the virus rip and let all the old people die?”.
Simple answer: No.
But you have to go through the previous points and come to terms with them before you can deal with this part of the elephant.
The alternative to Lockdowns is NOT, “Let it rip, and let the old and vulnerable die”.
The answer is: Focused Protection.
Certainly not a new idea and the basis of the WHO aggregated knowledge and position on how to respond to respiratory viral outbreaks. This was on the WHO website as at Oct 2019 and was the culmination of 100 years of viral outbreak study and science.
This 91-page document was the basis of the Swedish response. They didn’t do anything NEW; they just followed the Dummies Guide to Pandemics and let their country pretty much get on with life. They were mercilessly attacked by the Global MGM Triad for doing so, but overall, they held firm.
In October 2020, 3 of the most credentialed epidemiologists in the world came together to author and sign The Great Barrington Declaration.
As at today, it is co-signed by:
· 14,825 Medical & Public Health Scientists
· 43,631 Medical Practitioners
I am not a fan of weighing experts by the kilo. If something is right, its right whether 1 person agrees or 100,000. Galileo was right about the earth orbiting the sun. He was right when he was the only one saying it, he is right today when everybody agrees with him. But I mention the numbers because some people need it to have comfort in the “rightness” of things. So be it.
For example, from the declaration:
Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized. Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public health professionals.
Are you wondering why you haven’t heard of this? Now you know, your MGM Triad is lying to you.
While on the subject of focused protection of the vulnerable. A friend of mine, like me, was on the right side of this from the beginning. We both called bullshit on the whole fiasco from the start. But more importantly we didn’t call bullshit on it because we knew it was an inconsequential virus (although we did), but because of the basic principle. YOU DO NOT DESTROY LIVES TO SAVE LIVES.
If you buy into the fantasy of a magical number of lives that can be saved with Lockdowns (and there isn’t, contrary to all MGM Triad lies), then unwittingly you have bought into the premise that your Freedom has a price tag. As long as death is below X, you are free, and if above X, you are not free. MANY smart people have bought into this idea. Even many on the correct side of the resistance.
The most basic form of this failure of thinking is the argument that “There have been hardly any deaths in Australia, so why are we locking down?”. I understand the underlying sentiment, but it’s the wrong argument and just plays into the primary premise.
The response from the other side would be “Our deaths are so low BECAUSE we have locked down”. There you go, Checkmate.
Your Freedom should never have a NUMBER attached to it. Below this IFR you are free. Below this Daily Case Count, you are free. Below this Death Count, you are free. But above any of these numbers you are not.
What type of fool thinks this is how FREEDOM works? Don’t be that fool. Don’t be a Muppet.
Anyway, my friend wrote a great piece about the reality of death in Australia. A reality that everyone in the MGM Triad knows, but that no one will tell you.
Here it is. The data is very recent:
Remind me again why people are cowering in the corner and or breathing their own spit all day through a sodden bacteria-breeding piece of wet cloth? Let’s bring some data to the dance hey?
Given the fear mongering we are all being subjected to it may surprise you but statistically speaking anywhere in the western world outside of high dependency aged care this “deadly killer” virus does not register a blip.
In Australia for example where we have had 910 deaths reported as returning a positive swab for COVID at the time of death - fully 685 of those were in high dependency aged care facilities and a further 8 in high dependency at-home aged care.
The remaining 217 reports of a positive swab for covid at time of death are from a reported 28,283 positive swabs.
I hesitate to call any of these positive swabs “cases” because the vast majority were not even ill, but we will set that factor aside for now.
So, 217 from 28,283 would be 0.767% according to Microsoft Excel.
So, highly problematic in high dependency aged care facilities just as any serious viral or bacterial infection in such a setting but very irrelevant outside of such places.
You can access and analyse all of this data from health.gov.au and in doing so then get a good sense for the statistics.
For example, the fact that for people under 70 there has been 58 reports of a positive swab for covid at time of death against 26,674 total positive swabs and that would be 0.217%
If you look at 40yo and below then you will see 3 reports of a positive swab to covid at time of death against 20,562 total positive swabs which would be 0.0145%.
Just to put that into general perspective around 240,000 Australians have died since 1 Jan 2020 with 180,000 of them being 70 or above (with a massive number of those deaths occurring in high dependency aged care - as you might well expect).
Of course, none of this tells us anything about which deaths whether in high dependency aged care or outside of these settings actually involved someone dying from rather than with covid but it does provide for context and should be part of any sensible risk analysis and sensible decision making.
Bottom line, most of the deaths happened in High Dependency Aged Care. Not your normal Aged Care, but where you go just before you go to Palliative Care. It is where we go for a last 1-2 years of life. The point of Focused Protection is that we KNOW who is at most risk, and we KNOW how to protect them.
I say again: The MGM Triad is lying to you. They know all of these facts and numbers.
So, if you are locked up in Sydney at the moment, and choose to listen to any or all of these 3 people:
Gladys Berejiklian - Premier
Brad Hazzard – Health Minister
Kerry Chant – Chief Health Officer
Listen to them through the lens of what you have learned today reading this and remember that they know everything I have told you here. They are the public faces of the MGM Triad, and they are lying to you.
Do NOT give them the benefit of the doubt. That time has passed. There is no doubt left.
At least if you comply, do it reluctantly and angrily. Do not do it because you think it’s the right thing to do and certainly do not do it to signal your virtue. There is nothing virtuous about any of this.
Don’t comply unless you absolutely have to.
Resist, push back, spoil, interfere and do NOT be an obedient, complaint citizen. Every single act of non-compliance adds up and makes a difference.
8. Zero is the new Utopia
I remember some time in 2018, I was having a deep and meaningful with a friend about the rollout of excessive compliance and regulations within the mortgage broking sector. I was on one of my pedestals and was making that case that excessive, top down, micro management of a sector with the goal of having ZERO breaches and ZERO abuses of the law leads to only one thing, and that is the death of the very thing you are trying to “keep safe”.
I said, imagine that you were tasked with the job of running Sydney, and your goal was Zero Murder. What would you need to do to make the policy of Zero Murder a reality? What are the types of policies you would need to enact in your march towards Zero Murder?
Well, increasing surveillance would be one thing, you would want to know where everyone was at all times. You would ban the sale of many items that could be used in a murder, rat poison comes to mind. Knifes, hammers and axes would need to be ID registered to each buyer with an explanation of why someone was buying a hammer.
People that were considered a possibility of committing a murder would need extra tracking with ankle bracelets and even isolation periods. Any report to the police about a domestic violence accusation would need to be treated as a Murder Risk and the accused would need to be apprehended for a minimum number of days, until the threat had been deemed to have passed.
If you had already committed a murder, you could not be let out of jail again. If you had committed any act of violence, sentences would need to be increased dramatically.
Ok, I’ll stop…I think you get the picture.
The bottom line, and the uncomfortable truth is that we as a society have collectively deemed that a certain number of Murders in Sydney each year is the price we have chosen to pay for a functioning, balanced and free society.
In 2020, there were 396 victims of homicide and related offences recorded in Australia. I guess we as a society have decided that 396 nationally is a price that we will pay. I have never heard of any politician say that national policy would be Zero Murder.
Nobody in there right mind would have a policy to increase and neither would they be in their right mind to go for ELIMINATION. A sane person would aim for policy that aims to minimise, within given budget constraints, while maintaining a balance with the health and needs to broader society.
Zero Murder is a Utopian ideal. Zero is the New Utopia.
Whenever you hear ANYONE use Zero as a description of a destination, understand that they are describing a Utopia of their mind.
What you need to know about Utopia, a book written by Sir Thomas More in 1516, is that the word comes from Ancient Greek, and it means NO PLACE.
It is a description of a place that DOES NOT EXIST!
All drives to Utopia lead to centralised, totalitarian, authoritarian control.
All attempts at Zero kill freedom, individual sovereignty, and personal dignity.
ZERO COVID is just one, in a long line of Zeros your fellow citizens have swallowed.
Don’t be one of them. Don’t be a Muppet.
Preachers of Zero Anything are both liars and dangerous.
9. Mass Psychosis
If you want to go somewhere, its good to know where you are first. If you want to drive to Brisbane, its good to know if you are in Cairns or Sydney first.
It’s called coming to terms with your Current Reality. The now. The truth.
See the world as it is, rather than as you want it to be.
The truth is, that by now, in July 2021, we are in the midst of a Mass Psychosis. Most of the people around you have had their minds altered and their relationship to reality pushed off centre. They are not thinking straight about the virus, the risks, the policies, the injections, and anything else associated with this moment.
The MGM Triad has enacted Menticide on the population.
The general method by which the members of a ruling elite can accomplish this end is called menticide, with the etymology of this word being ‘a killing of the mind’, and as Meerloo further explains:
“Menticide is an old crime against the human mind and spirit but systematized anew. It is an organized system of psychological intervention and judicial perversion through which a [ruling class] can imprint [their] own opportunistic thoughts upon the minds of those [they] plan to use and destroy.”
Priming a population for the crime of menticide begins with the sowing of fear.
This is a set of 3 short clips, about 40 mins total. They are simply stunning; I think I’ve listened to them 7-8 times so far. They are recent and with a clear view to what is happening right now, even though he never mentions lockdowns or Covid.
Anyway, this is what has happened, and we need to buckle up for a long struggle. The forces that have gathered against us are formidable and determined. Just look at Macron, he made his announcement about compulsory vaccines and passports knowing full well he would have huge push back from the French people, he doesn’t care because he knows that the Global MGM Triad has his back.
I also listened to this one of his today, it’s wonderful.
My final thoughts to you are:
· Don’t believe the Liars.
· Don’t be a Liar.
· Put in the work to wake yourself up.
· Help your family and friends to wake up.
· Resist as much as you can.
· Spread the word as much as you can.
If you are still reading this, wow, I am both grateful and humbled.
‘Til next time.